MisoW (2399) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma is yellow melone, coffee, cocoa, alcohol (vodka?). Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, hoppy, alcohol not that visible as in aroma. Medium body.
Cuso (6249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black color beer with medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, alcohol. Dry finish. Good.
fajry (1179) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska. Uuuplna cierna farba, hneda husta pena. Vo voni zlty melon a vodka. Telo velmi lahke, prilis citit alkohol, kava a horka cokolada. Dochut sucha, horka a silna tmava cokolada nakoniec nastupuje.
mmahut (1570) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours in black body with creamy low tan head. Aroma has roasty notes with slight acidic character, light licorice, noble almost earthy notes. Taste has high noble bitterness upfront, with light roasty sweetness, going really into the bitterness. Pine after taste. Body is light, watery, medium carbonation. Nothing special.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle from Blackrock Cellar, different label and this is 7.5%abv, so not sure if this should be a new listing? Thick oily black pour into the glass, small tan head that dissipated fairly quickly, nice sticky lacing. Freshly brewed coffee, deep dark chocolate, smoke, juicy dark fruit, some hop resin in the finish. Ultra smooth finish, full velvety mouthfeel, complex as it warms up a little, warming. Very nice, could do with a notch up in abv to double digits.
tompete (251) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
In tap at the wharf. Dark black with barely perceptible red edges. Aroma is subtle with sweetness and balanced rich malts. Flavour of rich dark malts. Very smooth and creamy. Body is medium to heavy. Finish is sweet first then grainy and bitter from the roasted malt.
agent_persik (571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color, small light brown head. Dry aroma of coffee, milk chocolate and licorice. Dry bitter taste has roast, dark chocolate, licorice, some smoke and vanilla notes. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Decent stout, easy to drink.
graham_murphy (464) - - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stout! Finally an Irish beer I can be proud of (ok, not too many Irish beers in London other than the obvious one). This is smooth, creamy, a little burnt and bitter with taste of coffee and dark chocolate. I agree it would be even better with a little more alcohol but Iím pretty happy with it the way it is.
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml pull-cap bottle. Very dark brown color. Tiny ring head. Milky, bready, caramel, roast in aroma. Roast, rye, bready, ashy, alcohol in taste. After first sip it feels so watery, but then roast kicks in. And roast makes it rough. Later that roughness brings out coffee.
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bottle 330ml, BB 16.02.15. Pours pitch black with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma roasted malt, dark chocolate, slight tartness. Flavor: creamy, nice roast, dark chocolate, licorice, some sweetness in the background. Long finish starts more as dark chocolate which transforms to ash. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but maybe it would be really better with even higher ABV. Overall: good one. I really like the finish and the creamy feeling.
Update: had another bottle and didnít enjoy it as much as last time. Still ok, but as far as imperial stouts go, itís not really great.